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Heritage Conservancy’s mission is to preserve and protect our natural and historic heritage. http://www.heritageconservancy.org/

1 dataset

Riparian Buffers

Areas of stream bank sections (including main stem, tributaries and small head water streams) lacking a riparian buffer, or vegetated strip that protects from the impact of adjacent land uses. Locations are identified as lacking either one or both of the following conditions: 50’ wide or more forest and at least 50% canopy closure. Data originates from the Heritage Conservancy Assessment, funded by the PA department of Environmental Protection’s Coastal Zone Management and Pennsylvania Stream ReLeaf programs.